Published by Entangled: Teen in January 2020
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When a summoning goes awry, suddenly booknerd Meena’s summer job becomes something drastically different. Instead of cleaning eccentric Carol’s house, she’s bound to a demon as his soul-collector. Soon Meena discovers that the boring, pageant-obsessed, bonfire-loving town that she’s never fit in to is a hotbed for soul-sucking demons, demon-hunting witches, and vampires who just wanna have fun… And then she comes into her own powers.
Could things get any stranger? Good thing she meets new guy Jake—who gets her and still hangs around.
When Jake’s mom sends him off to his Aunt Zelda’s for the summer, he thought he’d be bored. But nothing is what it seems in this town. His aunt isn’t just odd, she’s a witch who fights demons and tries to maintain the magical balance of the town. Jake should get the hell out of there and, he would leave, except for bad-ass newbie witch Meena, who looks at him like he matters.
He never counted on sticking around, but Meena’s bound to a demon who wants to destroy her soul—and Jake’s finally found someone worth fighting for.
Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own.
I never thought I’d say this, but I think Demon Bound was too fast paced for my tastes. There was solid characters, and the plot was exciting. However, when put all together, there was too much happening at one time for me to really immerse myself in their world and connect with Meena and Jake.
This book had it all: witches, demons, vampires, talking cats, an absent mother, a mother in a coma, and so on. Personally, I do think that some of it could have been cut back. Perhaps Meena and Jake didn’t have to find out about the existence of everything at on time. That would have slowed the pace down a bit and allowed me to get to know Meena as a witch better. However, I can only imagine what they will happen upon in the next book.
I will probably check out the next book in the Crossroads Chronicles series because I feel like I was hoping for something from Demond bound that I didn’t quite get yet. I really want to learn more about Meena as a witch and the history of Crossroads. Will I see more of what I’m looking for in the next installment? I’m not sure. I have my fingers crossed though.
If you enjoy stories that are packed to the brim with stuff, I’d recommend you check out Demon Bound. Sadly, it wasn’t quite my reading tastes and was overall an okay read for me.
Demon Bound by Chris Cannon is out now!